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Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara

Summer: March-May (30°C - 41°C)
Winter: November-February  (29°C -12°C)
Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October – March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 5:00 p.m.
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Originally set up in the year 1881, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda became a university in 1949 after India became independent. Spread over 275 acres of land, this university has over 25000 students on its rolls.

Named after Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the erstwhile rulers of Baroda of the royal Gaekwad dynasty of the Marathas, it holds the rare distinction of being the only university in Gujarat in which English is the medium of instruction for all courses. Feted as one of the top 10 universities in India, Maharaja Sayajirao University is a teaching and residential university. The M. S. University offers courses in various subjects like arts, science and law among many others.

Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the university building is an architectural wonder in its own right. Another interesting feature is that one of the main domes of the university building is designed in the lines of the iconic Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur. The building has a stunning ensemble of Indian and Byzantine arches, and domes made of brick and polychrome stone.

The university plays host to an array of cultural and literary events and art exhibitions. The Navaratri festival events in the university attract massive crowds. There is also a small theatre, Playbox, in the campus. Another attraction of the university is the Hansa Mehta Library that has over 700,000 books and old journals, which is open to the public. The museum, which forms part of the Maharaj Sayajirao University, attracts tourists as well. It has various Buddhist relics and archaeological pieces.

Road: This museum is easily accessible from the city by auto-rickshaw.

Railway: This museum is easily accessible from the city by auto-rickshaw.

Airway: The Vadodara airport, which is 30km. from Maharaj Sayajirao University Museum, is the nearest airport.